I posted about this in the stadium expansion thread but it sunk without a trace around other posts. So, the government yesterday rejected a request from West Brom to turn the stand behind the goal which is shared by home and away fans partly into rail seating: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43701400 There's a bit of extra info here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43704338 That's despite the WBA proposal being back by their safety advisory group made up of the police, ambulance, local council etc. I wonder if this risk-adverse decision will backfire on the government? They've been more than happy to weigh in with comment on issues like FA governance and equality in the game, but seemingly won't look at changing an outdated stance on how people should spectate at football games. Are they frightened of the Hillsbrough lobby, who they've spent years courting?